Plantago is a self-sown plant. It is used to stop bleeding and to restore damaged tissue. It can heal chronic wounds and it treats bruises. It is expectorant, diuretic and styptic. Thus, it is beneficial to disorders of the respiratory system, such as persistent cough, whooping cough, bronchial asthma and tuberculosis. It cleanses the blood and it detoxifies the body. It fights kidney disorders and disorders of the bladder, while it acts against diarrhea. Externally, a poultice of the leaves is useful for wounds, insect bites, snake bites and dog bites, as a temporary treatment. However, as plantago is a strong anticoagulant, it should not be consumed internally by people who take anticoagulants and by those who are prone to thrombosis.
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